International News

Take pro-gay stand or else, Tutu warns

Cape Town The World Council of Churches must take a positive stand on homosexuality at its next assembly in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, if it...

Eucharist ruling fuels new debate

Should lay people be permitted to celebrate the eucharist? The answer to that question, posed recently to an ecclesiastical court of the Anglican Church...

Jewish financier wins Templeton prize

New York Sigmund Sternberg, a 76-year-old Jewish businessman who chairs the executive committee of the International Council of Christians and Jews, has won the 1998...

Via Dolorosa

There is no peace in Bethlehem tonight. The way is blocked, the borders sealed; The sky is bright with stars, And the moon glances off the barrel...

Violence still threatens Bethlehem, 2,000 years after

Bethlehem, Palestine FEBRUARY 6, 1998: The city of Bethlehem is quiet tonight. There are rumours of war in the area. Armed soldiers hover around the...

Ministers get plastic credit

A credit card company, a bank and a missionary organization in Argentina are launching a credit card for ministers and missionaries. Visa, Argentina's Mercantile...

Child ‘slaves’ trek to talks

London Children are travelling to Geneva, on foot and using other forms of transport, from as far away as Brazil, South Africa and the Philippines...

Brutality, oppression outrage visitors

Bethlehem At the invitation of Sabeel Liberation Theology Center and its local and international partners, more than 900 people (Christians, Muslims and Jews) from diverse...

Trial beats temptation in prayer

LONDON Conservative lay members of the Church of England have failed in their bid to keep a traditional form of the Lord's Prayer as the...

Church leaders cry out for help

Nairobi Kenya's church leaders have called for the United States and Britain to bring pressure to bear on the Kenyan government to ensure that the...

World briefs

Mexican primate dies (ENS)--The first primate of the Anglican Church of Mexico has died at the age of 73. Retired Archbishop Jose Guadalupe Saucedo guided the...

World Bank and world’s faiths promise to work together

London The World Bank and the world's major religions are to establish joint working groups on development issues, it was announced today at the end...